Health and Healing in Africa


Examines how various communities in Africa have experienced, perceived, and treated maladies from the precolonial era to the present time. Places illness and therapy in specific historical contexts. Topics include hunger and famine; "old world" diseases such as small pox; disease and colonial conquest (c1880-1920); colonial regimes and health; and viruses that have emerged in Africa since c1975. Instructor: Ewald
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • STS
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • GLHLTH 205